ED 214 School Health Program

This course includes the study of school personnel's role in the promotion of health and prevention of disease; focus is on the teacher's responsibility in the comprehensive school health program. This course will address adapting content and teaching strategies for different age groups of learners as well as learners with different characteristics.

ED 228 Children's Literature

Students read, listen to, and evaluate a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction literature published for or enjoyed by children. Techniques for teaching literature and using literature in other content areas are discussed and presented.

ED 229 Educational Psychology

A study of the psychological theories and principles that affect teaching and learning in educational environments. The focus of this course is on the theories and methods associated with the process of learning as well as the application of this knowledge in a variety of classroom environments.

ED 245 Diversity Field Experience

Utilizing a 30 hour field experience, this course is designed to expand the range of each student’s understanding of the experience of preK-12 students who, because of such fundamental components as race, ethnicity, gender, or other characteristics, may have been historically marginalized by society.  It is anticipated that students will expand their understanding of these social groups by identifying possible personal bias and experimenting with appropriate teaching strategies for these students.  Students will meet with their advisors to plan the details their field experience prior to registering for the course.